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These posted notes are not a substitute for attending class and reading the textbook. A great deal is said in class that never makes it to this "electronic blackboard", and if you're not present, you'll miss it. Anything said in class, anything in your textbook readings is fair game for exams, even if it's not in the notes.
Text readings for each lecture are shown next to the link.


  • Lecture 1 - Why Study Plants? (Chapter 1)
  • Lecture 2 - The Molecules that Make a Plant (Chapter 2)
  • Lecture 3 - The Plant Cell: Structure and Growth (Chapter 3)
  • Lecture 4 - Embryonic Origins (Chapter 14)
  • Lecture 5 - Plant Tissues II: An Overview of Plant Tissues (Chapter 4)
  • Lecture 6 - Plant Organs: The Leaf (Chapter 5)



    Exam I will be given on Friday, September 26 at 3:35pm in SA 126. It will cover all material in Lectures 1 - 6.
    Here's the Study Guide for Exam I. Note that this is nothing more than a checklist to help guide you through your notes and readings. It's certainly not a substitute for those.



  • Lecture 7 - Plant Organs: The Stem (Chapter 8)
  • Lecture 8 - Plant Organs: The Root (Chapter 9)
  • Lecture 9 - Water movement and nutrient transport (Chapter 12)
  • Lecture 10 - Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis (Chapter 10)
  • Lecture 12 - Plant Nutrition and Soil (Chapter 13)



    Exam II will be given on Friday, October 24 at 3:35pm in SA 126. It will cover all material in Lectures 6 - 12 (including links), through the designated point in the lecture notes.

    Here is a Study Guide for Exam II



  • Lecture 13 - Development and Hormones (Chapter 14)
  • Lecture 14 - Response to the Environment: Tropisms and Circadian Rhythms (Chapter 15)
  • Lecture 15 - Genetics and Evolution (Chapter 16, 17)
  • Lecture 16 - Systematics and Taxonomy (Chapter 18)
  • Lecture 17 - Protists and Other Beasts (Chapter 19, 25)

    Exam III will be given on Friday, November 14 at 3:35pm in SA 126. It will cover all material in Lectures 12 (from Exam II stopping point) - 18 (up to, not including, Liverwort Reproduction).

    Here is a Study Guide for Exam III



  • Lecture 18 - The Bryophytes (Chapter 20)
  • Lecture 19 - The Seedless Vascular Plants (Chapter 21)
  • Lecture 20 - Seed Plants I: The Gymnosperms (Chapter 22)
  • Lecture 21 - Seed Plants II: The Angiosperms (Chapter 23)
  • Lecture 22 - Seed Plants III: More Fun with Angiosperms (Chapter 23)
  • Lecture 23 - Plants and the Changing Global Environment (Chapter 26, 27)

    FINAL EXAM INFORMATION

    The Final Exam will be given on Thursday, DECEMBER 10 at 2:00pm in SA 126. Approximately half of the exam will cover material from after Exam III, and the other half will be cumulative, with major concepts from the entire course being emphasized.

    Here's a Study Guide for the most recent material on the final exam. For the cumulative sections, refer to your previous three study guides, and try to focus on The Big Picture.

    Good luck and study hard for all your finals!


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